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Baby carrier costume: Beekeeper

Life is as sweet as honey with this adorbs beekeeper costume that can be altered to work for toddlers, too!

You’ll need
1 black pipe cleaner
2 yellow pompoms
glue gun
scissors
black infant hat and
clothing
yellow duct tape
3 pairs of beige stockings
stuffing
felt
white tulle
sun hat
painters’ coveralls

For the bee
For the antennae, cut the pipe cleaner in half and glue a yellow pompom to one end of each piece. Using a glue gun, affix pipe cleaners to the front of hat. Once the hat is on the baby’s head, add a piece of yellow duct tape to the band of the hat (the tape doesn’t stretch well). Add horizontal strips of yellow duct tape to the front of a black long-sleeved shirt. Dress your baby in the shirt, black pants and socks.

For the hive
Cut the feet and waists off stockings. Pack each leg with stuffing, making each consecutive leg 2 in. shorter than the last. Tie each leg at both ends. Arrange from smallest to largest and glue onto a piece of felt. Attach hive to the carrier before putting it on.

baby carrier costumes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

To make for a toddler
Create a halter strap around neck with fabric elastic, and use double-sided tape to secure hive to shirt.

A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Double the fun,” p. 90-5.

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